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Dévi

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8 E. 18th St., New York, NY 10003 40.738269 -73.991357
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-691-1300 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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Official Website

devinyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Prices

$15-$30

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery

Profile

The team that created the brilliant and refined tasting menu at Dévi that quickly became a smash hit is back, having bought out the boss. Faces you’ll remember tend the floor. Chef-author Suvir Saran (a friend and frequent eating companion) and co–executive chef Hemant Mathur have put together a marvelous new $45 tasting menu for penny pinchers like me in addition to the original feast, now $65, that thrilled critics and, frankly, left some of us barely able to move. Such are the joys of excess. Before disappearing on a publicity tour, Suvir added buttermilk-brined fried chicken from the new cookbook American Masala to the menu options. It’s not easy to choose. Shall it be grilled scallops with Manchurian cauliflower and spicy bitter-orange marmalade, or the lamb-stuffed tandoori chicken, or spicy mushroom toasts? Since we are four, we can share and sample everything. I don’t recall ever seeing larger prawns than these luscious monsters from the tandoor oven. Unlike the celebrated five-course tasting (prep by skipping lunch), for which you get one velvety lamb chop or venison at the end, thrifty and cautious eaters on the discount menu get three chops. I’m not sure how the house makes that math work, but I like it. When dessert comes, hope you can face it cheerfully without groaning: crispy saffron bread pudding with cardamom cream, or cashew-nut kulfi with falooda (voluptuous Indian noodles). The foodie buzz has begun again.

Catering

For those tired of crab cakes, Dévi seduces with tandoori-grilled lamb chops with pear chutney ($34).

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